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Lord, &c. Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.-Deut. xiv. 2, 3. Those that honour me, I will honour and they that despise me, shall be lightly esteemed.-1 Sam. ii. 30.

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Holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.-Ps. xciii. 5.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.-Prov. iii. 6.

Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.-Ezek. xviii. 4.

Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself.-Hosea x. 1. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good, &c. but to do justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.-Micah vi. 8.

Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste? &c. Ye have sown much, and bring in little, &c. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste; and ye run every man unto his own house, therefore, &c.-Hag. i. 4. 6. 9, 10.

If I be a father, where is mine honour? If I be a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord.-Mal. i. 6. Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance, &c. The axe is laid unto the root of the trees, therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.-Matt. iii. 8. 10. Luke jii. 8. Matt. v. 29.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.-Matt. v. 16. 1 Sam. ii. 30. John xv. 8.

Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, &c. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also, &c. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, &c. -Matt. vi. 20, 21. 33. Luke xii. 33, 34. John vi. 27.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto

your souls: for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.-Matt. xi. 29, 30. 1 Pet. ii. 21-23.

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things.-Matt. xii. 35. vii. 17, 18.

They are to improve their talents. See the Parable.-Matt. xxv. 14, &c.

Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none; cut it down, why cumbereth it the ground? &c. Strive to enter in at the strait gate.-Luke xiii. 7, 24.

When ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants, we have done that which was our duty to do.-Luke xvii. 10.

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you. -John xii. 35.

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Ye call me Master and Lord; and ye say well for so I am.-John xiii. 13.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit, &c. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, &c. I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.John xv. 2. 8. 16.

In every nation, he that feareth God, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.-Acts x. 35.

Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence, toward God, and toward men.-Acts xxiv. 16.

I have shewed, that they should repent, and do works meet for repentance.-Acts xxvi. 20.

We also should walk in newness of life, &c. Yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey: whether of sin unto death, or of obedience, unto

righteousness? &c.-Rom. vi. 4. 13. spirit, which are God's.-1 Cor. vi. 13.

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Ye are also become dead to the law, &c. that we should bring forth fruit unto God, &c. That we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.-Rom. vii. 4. 6. We are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh; for if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.Rom. viii. 12, 13.

I beseech you, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, your reasonable service; and be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable will of God, &c. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. -Rom. xii. 1, 2. 17. Eph. v. 10.

It is high time to awake out of sleep, &c. The night is far spent, the day is at hand let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, &c. but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ; and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.-Rom. xiii. 11-14.

None of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself: for whether we live, we live unto the Lord, &c. Whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. Righteousness and peace, &c. For he that in these things serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved of men.-Rom.xiv. 7-9. 17, 18. xi. 36. 1 Pet. iv. 2. 6.

I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.-Rom. xvi. 19.

The body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, &c. Your bodies are the members of Christ, &c. And ye are not your own; for ye are bought with a price therefore glorify God in your body, and in your

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Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.-1 Cor. x. 31.

Be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ.-1 Cor. xi. 1.

Be ye stedfast, &c. always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.-1 Cor. xv.58.

Wherefore we endeavour (or labour) that whether present, or absent, we may be accepted of him. The love of Christ constraineth us, because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead, &c. That they which live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them.-2 Cor. v. 9. 14, 15.

Having therefore these promises (dearly beloved) let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.-2 Cor. vii. 1.

Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.- -2 Cor. viii. 21. 1 Tim. ii. 2. Heb. xiii. 18.

Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil (or fulfil not) the lust of the flesh.-Gal. v. 16, 17.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked : for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to the flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life, &c. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, &c. but a new creature.→→→ Gal. vi. 7, 8. 15. v. 16.

According as he hath chosen us in him, &c. that we should be holy, and without blame before him in love.Eph. i. 4.

Created, &c. unto good works, which God hath before ordained, that we should walk in them.-Eph. ii. 10. Titus ii. 14.

I therefore beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation where

with ye are called. This I say there fore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, &c. But ye have not so learned Christ, &c. That ye put off concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lust; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind and that ye put on the new man, which, after God, is created in righteousness, and true holiness.-Eph. iv. 1. 17. 20. 22-24. Col. iii. 9, 10.

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children, &c. Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord walk as children of the light, &c. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them, &c. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time. -Eph. v. 1. 8. 11. 15, 16.

That ye may approve things that are excellent (or try things which differ), that ye may be sincere, and without offence, till the day of Christ, &c. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God, &c. According to my earnest expectation, &c. Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death, &c. Let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.-Phil. i. 10, 11.20.27.

Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, &c. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine (or shine ye) as lights in the world, &c. All seek their own things, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.-Phil. ii. 12.

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Brethren, be ye followers of me, and mark them which walk so, as ye have us for an example: for many walk, of whom I have told you, &c. even weeping, they are the enemies of the cross of Christ, &c. who mind

earthly things: for our conversation is in heaven. Phil. iii. 17-20. 1 Cor. xi. 1.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do, &c.-Phil. iv. 8, 9.

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord, unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work. Col. i. 10. 2 Thess. i. 11.

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, &c.

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth, &c. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth, fornication, &c.Col. iii. 1, 2. 5.

Walk in wisdom toward them who are without, redeeming the time, &c. That ye may stand perfect, and complete, in all the will of God, &c.— Col. iv. 5. 12.

That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom.-1 Thess. ii. 12.

We exhort you, by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk, and to please God; so ye would abound more and more, &c. For this is the will of God, your sanctification, &c. That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour, &c. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 1 Thess. iv. 1. 3, 4. 7.

Now the very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless, unto the coming of our Lord.-1 Thess. v. 23.

The end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.-1 Tim. i. 5.

Exercise thyself to godliness, &c. Godliness is profitable to all things,

having the promise of the life, &c. 1 Tim. iv. 7, 8. ii. 2. vi. 6.

Thou, O man of God, &c. follow after righteousness, godliness, &c. 1 Tim. vi. 11.

- Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, &c.-2 Tim. ii. 22. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared, &c. teaching us, that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world. Titus ii. 11, 12.

Put them in mind, &c. to be ready to every good work, &c. A faithful saying, and these things I will that thon affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God, might be careful to maintain good works. Titus iii. 1. 8.

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, &c. Follow peace, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.-Heb. xii. 1. 14.

Remember them which have the rule over you, &c. whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Heb. xiii. 7.

Who is a wise man ? &c. Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.James iii. 13.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.-James iv. 8..

As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts, in your ignorance: but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.-1 Pet. i. 14, 15. Ye are a chosen generation, &c. that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you, &c. Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul, having your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that whereas (or wherein) they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works which they be

hold, glorify God in the day of visitation, &c. So is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may, &c. We being dead to sin, should live unto righteousness.-1 Pet. ii. 9. 11, 12. 15. 24. 1 Tim. v. 14. Titus ii. 5.

Let him eschew evil, and do good, &c. Who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? &c. Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be always ready to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience; that whereas they speak evil of you, as of evil doers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

Pet. iii. 11. 13. 15, 16.

The time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, &c. If any man minister, &c. that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ.1 Pet. iv. 3. 11.

Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance, &c. godliness, &c. If these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall not be unfruitful, &c. Give diligence to make your calling and election sure.-2 Pet. i. 5-8. 10.

Seeing that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness? &c. Wherefore, beloved, seeing ye look for such things, be diligent, that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.-2 Pet. iii. 11. 14.

God is light, &c. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, &c.--1 John i. 5—7.

These things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate, &c. He that saith, he abideth in him, ought himself also to walk even as he walked. 1 John ii, 16.

Every man that hath this hope in him, purifieth himself, even as he is pure, &c. He that doth righteousness, is righteous, even as he is righteous. John iii. 3. 7.

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good: he that doeth good is of God, but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.. 3 John 11.

SECT. II. In Particular; 1. To love God, and the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ; and, 2. Set our Affections on Things above.-Col.

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I, THE Lord thy God, &c. shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me.-Exod. xx. 2. 6.

The Lord our God, one Lord. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.-Deut. vi. 4, 5.

The Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him.Deut. vii. 9.

And now, Israel, what doth God require of thee, but, &c. to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul?— Deut. x. 12.

Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, &c. If you shall hearken, &c. to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart, &c. that I will, &c.-Deut. xi. 1. 13, 14.22.

The Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul.-Deut. xiii. 3.

And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. Deut. xxx. 6.

Take diligent heed to do the commandment, &c. to love the Lord your God.-Josh. xxii. 5.

Take good heed therefore unto yourselves (or souls) that ye love the Lord your God.-Josh. xxiii. 11.


O love the Lord, all ye saints, &c. -Ps. xxxi. 23.

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice.-Ps. cxvi. 1.

Thy name is as ointment poured forth; therefore do the virgins love thee.-Cant. i. 3.

If ye find my beloved, &c. tell him that I am sick of love.-Cant. v. 8.

Thus saith the Lord, I remember thee (or for thy sake), the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness.-Jer. ii. 2.

Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord, which he loved (or ought to love).-Mal. ii. 11.

He that loveth father or mother, &c. is not worthy of me, &c.-Matt. x. 37. Luke xiv. 26.

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment, &c. On these, &c. hang all the law and the prophets.-Matt. xxii. 37–40.

Iniquity shall abound; the love of many shall wax cold.-Matt. xxiv. 12.

Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.-Luke vii. 47.

He that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father; and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him, &c. We will come unto him, and make our abode with him.-John xiv. 21. 23.

Peter, &c. lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee, &c. Again, the second and third time.-John xxi. 15-17.

The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. Rom. v. 5.

If any man love God, the same is known of him.-1 Cor. viii. 3.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand

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